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Jun 10 2011 | 2:03am ET
Once tipped for the job himself, Bridgewater Associates' top lawyer headed south to Washington, D.C., to support extending Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Robert Mueller's turn in office.
James Comey, a former deputy attorney general and U.S. Attorney in Manhattan under President George W. Bush, told the Senate Judiciary Committee that is was imperative to keep his friend Mueller on the job for another two years.
"There are bad, and even potentially dangerous, times to change directors, and this is one of them," Comey said. "I no longer have access to threat intelligence, but common sense and the publicly-available information tell me that the combination of the successful raid on bin Laden's compound and the approaching 10th anniversary of 9/11 creates an unusual threat environment."
Mueller took the job shortly before the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, and FBI directors are limited to a 10-year term under the law. President Barack Obama has proposed extending his term for two years.
Comey serves as Bridgewater's general counsel. He was reportedly loathe to give up that lucrative gig to take over the FBI.
Aug 25 2014 | 11:21am ET
As many of you know, FINalternatives was recently acquired by the owners of Futures magazine, a firm called The Alpha Pages LLC. Today marks the soft-launch of a new sister site for both publications. As its name suggests, The Alpha Pages will cover all types of alternative investments, going far beyond the more well-known ones such as hedge funds and private equity. Read more…
Commodities/Futures magazine launched at the precipice of a revolution in the futures industry—really a revolution in the idea of risk management—that would move it from a small niche industry to ...